New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!

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dminches

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #120 on: 29 Nov 2016, 04:01 pm »
Are you able to remove them without taking the cover off?

decal

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #121 on: 29 Nov 2016, 07:01 pm »
Are you able to remove them without taking the cover off?

No sir, the tube sockets put a death grip on the pins.

modwright

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #122 on: 30 Nov 2016, 12:45 am »
Try letting them cool down and then rock them back and forth.  I am often able to remove them this way.

I apologize for this, but I did not expect the tube sockets to grip the tubes so tightly.  When I laid out the PCB and measured the vertical height/clearance that I had to work with, it was only feasible to mount the PCB at this height.  There is not enough clearance on the bottom of the board to mount the large 4.7uf MWI output coupling caps.

Try gently rocking them back and forth, once cool.  I think you will have better luck with this.


dminches

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #123 on: 30 Nov 2016, 12:55 am »
I don't think it is an issue.  Once I find the pair that I like I will stick with them.

decal

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #124 on: 30 Nov 2016, 02:36 am »
I'd rather have them tight. I wish my amps tube sockets held this good.

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Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #126 on: 2 Dec 2016, 05:55 pm »
Selling for 1/2 of MSRP and a good deal lower than used SA8005 on Audiogon.

$600 may be in the 'if it seems to good to be true' camp........killer deal though if it is legit.

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Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #127 on: 3 Dec 2016, 01:38 am »
Selling for 1/2 of MSRP and a good deal lower than used SA8005 on Audiogon.

$600 may be in the 'if it seems to good to be true' camp........killer deal though if it is legit.

It does look fishy. The seller has no posts, this was also listed on US Audio Mart but was taken down by the mart.

Wig

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #128 on: 11 Dec 2016, 10:17 pm »
Bob,

Got my Star Sound Audio Points installed in my MW PS 9.0 and the difference is quite obvious; better midbass, bass, transparency, more vibrancy on string instruments and images seem to be more detached with greater decay of notes. For the asking price, it's a very nice improvement...

Wig

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Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #129 on: 12 Dec 2016, 01:36 am »
Glad to hear it Wig.   It's nice to have an easy to do upgrade that makes such a good difference in sound, is a very reasonable price, and is easy to do for the average yoco-loco.

Wig

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #130 on: 16 Dec 2016, 03:50 am »
Guys,

How are you liking the sound of your MW Marantz SA8005 as it burns in?

Wig

decal

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #131 on: 16 Dec 2016, 07:51 am »
I just finished a three hour listening session and I'm awed at how good this thing sounds. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

modwright

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #132 on: 16 Dec 2016, 08:24 pm »
Right on!  Thanks for the feedback!

Dan

Wig

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #133 on: 17 Dec 2016, 07:57 pm »
My player has been burning-in for a month now and is sounding Beautiful! Was listening to one of my favorite acoustic guitarist, Julian Bream last night until 0200 and am amazed how good even Redbook CDs sound. This MW Marantz SA8005 is quite impressive on how the soundstage is laid out, its quite holographic with no hint of sound coming from the plane of the speakers.

I'm already looking forward to the next upgrade...

Anyone know of any other Classical Acoustic Guitarist?

Thanks,
Wig

Wig

Re: New Digital mod work begins tomorrow!!!
« Reply #134 on: 14 Feb 2017, 04:24 am »
Guys,

If you have not tried WyWires Umbilical Cord, try it ASAP and you will be pleasantly surprised! It sounds much better than my previous cable in clarity, dynamics, sound-staging and image focus. Alex really nailed down the design on this one...

Wig